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Franz Nahrada

Open Profile

last updated: 3. July, 2012

WHO are you?

  • Name/Nationality/Ethnicity - Franz Nahrada, Austrian
  • Location – Vienna, Austria
  • Contact Information

E-Mail: f.nahrada (at)
Skype: globalvillagesinfo
Mobile: +43 six six seven 913 39 61
Youtube: -
Flickr: -

  • Introductory Video -

  • What are your long-term goals?

Main Vision:

Long-Term Goals:

  • What are your short-term goals?


  • Resume/CV

  • Interests -

WHY are you motivated to support/develop this work?

  • Do you support open source culture?

  • Why are you interested in this work?

In the moment I quote Nikolay:

First, Open Source Ecology is based on Natural Principles which consequences have been shown to be positive for a lot of natural and technological systems.

  • Decentralization (instead of Centralization) of Power – proven pattern in a lot of networks, like technology (internet, web site development, …) and human relationships (politics, religion/spirituality, family, …).
  • Self-Sufficiency – basic needs for living are covered and produced by the local people. No need for dependence. In the future if there is dependency it will be in the form of collaboration.
  • Openness – sharing documentation, product design and development process. Being able to change and adapt the products.
  • Product Quality – life-time, modular and systems Design.
  • Collaboration (instead of using other people for self-interest) – getting people together by purpose and values, and not by force, is much better for the producers and the consumers as well.
  • Replicability – giving birth of open sourced, modern-living villages is just amazing! Having the choice of replicability saves a lot of time and work.

Second, it is crucially important that we go beyond life of survival. Survival mode is pushing everyone to take resources from other people, not considering their allowance, health and their community. When we are in survival mode we often neglect our own values and push other people in order to survive.

When we reach the state of living where all basic needs are covered, every person on this planet will have much bigger possibility to develop his own potential. Right now only a very small percentage of the human population have the time and possibilities to develop themselves – to guide their own life in the direction they want, to contribute to the society by using their abilities in their fullness. Most people in the world are fighting, struggling, working only for their own survival or that of their own families, and higher goals and desires like developing themselves and contributing to society are not possible or of low priority.

We need new models of economy and living based on openness, giving and sharing. Open Source Ecology is headed clearly in this direction, giving back freedom and abundance to where it belongs.

  • Why are you interested in OSE Germany?

  • How does OSE fit into your current live and long and short term goals?

  • What will stop you supporting OSE Germany?


  • List all of your skills in these areas: Communications - Organizational - PR/Marketing - Computer Support - Finances - Law - Design - Video/Graphics - Education - Architecture - Construction - Natural Building - Ecology - Agriculture - Permaculture - Renewable Energy - Electronics - Automation - Metallurgy - Engineering - Product Design - CAD - Fabrication - Industry - CNC - Chemistry - Others



Computer Support



Natural Building


Renewable Energy



Fabrication and CNC

  • What have you contributed to the development of OSE and OSE Germany?

  • What is stopping your contribution to OSE Germany?

HOW can you help?

  • How do you want to contribute?

  • What is the best use of your time?


Prioritized Actions:

  • Can you volunteer to work with us, and if so, how many hours per week?
  • Are you interested in working with us for pay? If so, what services can you offer, and what is your hourly or per-project rate?
  • Would you like to see yourself working with us on a full-time basis? Under what kind of conditions?
  • Are you interested in being part of the OSE Village in Germany?
  • Are you interested in building GVCS or other Open Source Hardware equipment? If so which ones?
  • Are you OSE Germany Donor?
  • What should happen so that you become more involved in OSE Germany?
  • What should happen so that you are passionately involved in OSE Germany?

Team Work and Network

  • What are your expectations of your team members?
  • What do you perceive as your responsibility as a team member?
  • What do you think should be our priorities now and in the long-term?

  • What are the biggest challenges for OSE Germany and what can we and you do about them?

Your Friends and Community

  • How are your friends and environment supporting open source development

  • How your environment can become more supportive or even engaged in open source development?
  • Can you share with everyone of us friends, people, communities and organizations you know who are already doing valuable work for a better future?


  • What do you like in OSE Germany?

  • What is missing in OSE Germany?
  • What are your suggestions for improvement in OSE Germany and how could these be implemented?